Local photographer, David Kotsibie of Persuasion Photography, has been volunteering with Hospice Calgary for just over four years. He is the man behind the camera capturing all of the smiles at Sage Soiree, and he has been involved with various photography projects during his time with us. According to David, his work with Hospice Calgary is his, ?most fulfilling volunteer opportunity.?
When the staff at Rosedale were required to begin wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during their day-to-day work, they were understandably concerned about the impact this would have on their patient relationships. David understands the implications of the pandemic on patient care better than most. His father moved from hospital to a long-term care facility at the height of the pandemic, and to-date, he has been unable to visit his dad.
When the idea came forward to celebrate Rosedale staff through photographs, David quickly stepped up to offer his services. Each staff member now has their photo on a lanyard around their neck, and we have lovely team pictures to display throughout the hospice. Even though our patients and families can not see the smiling faces behind the masks, they know who is a part of their care team. They can see the compassion we have for their journey through the care they receive and through David’s pictures.